Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Funky Floral


Lately I have been swatching new collections like my life depends on it, and hope to get a couple of them posted asap. Some greaaaat new colors this spring/summer. It's funny, there are some that I expected to love, yet don't, and some I expected to dislike, but love. Goes to show that you never can tell. I'm working hard to be a more frequent poster again, even devoting some of my lunch hours. (my only time of respite from the daily grind, as it were) Even today, I'm typing this over a steak taco salad with corn salsa, sour cream, cheese, and of course, guacamole from Chipotle. Not really my first choice of lunch, but it's the only place near work where I can order and pay online. (I forgot my wallet at home this morning) Still tasty, but the corn salsa is burning my face off. Anyway, I digress.

I always love when I find cool patterns out in 'the wild', so to speak. When I say in 'the wild', I refer to when I'm out doing other things, whether it be grocery shopping, clothes shopping, or out running office supply errands for work. In this case, the pattern I loved was actually the pattern covering a spiral notebook or planner, I can't remember off the top of my head. I loved the bold pops of color that took the white and black flowers to another, more mod level, and we all know how much this blogger loves her mod. Also, who can resist clean, bright colors that pop off the nail? Not me, that's for sure. For this design, I even got to use one of the new Mod Mattes from Zoya, Phoebe, which looks amazing with top coat.


I used Zoya Phoebe as a base, with American Apparel Cotton for the flowers, American Apparel Hassid for the center dots applied with a dotting tool, then American Apparel Manila, Finger Paints Heavenly Hydrangeas, China Glaze Electric Pineapple, and Zoya Jancyn for the center colors. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche vite top coat. Doesn't Phoebe glow? Love it.

Where is your favorite place for inspiration?

29 comments:

  1. Love this design....also, mmm Chipotle lol

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  2. Hahaha, "the wild", that's awesome!

    I looooove this design so much!! The colors work so nicely together and its so springy and fun! Awesome job as always.

    Also, I don't know if I've ever commented before, but Hi, I'm Fiona and I've been reading your blog for months now as a silent reader and then a silent follower when I started my own blog. I love all your work so much and you are a huge inspiration to me and I always look forward to reading what you have to say and seeing your latest design. :)

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  3. This looks beautiful! I love the base you used.

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  4. i just got phoebe in the mail yesterday and now i am so super excited to use it! great design!

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  5. Wow! This is so beautiful! The flowers look perfect :)

    Phoebe glossified is lovely.

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  6. This looks beutiful! I am far too clumsy to do this kind of thing on my nails though :(

    Much Love,
    Lauran
    xxx

    www.lamourlauran.blogspot.com

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  7. I wish the weather up here matched your nails... reminds me of a beautiful warm spring day! Another wonderful design!

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  8. i sent her an email asking her to do this and she did i cant believe it thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I love this, very cute for summer!!

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  10. Cute and spring mani... I love it!

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  11. Love it. I have that very notebook on my desk right now. I recognized it as soon as I saw your mani. This front one here, right?

    http://www.amazon.com/Carolina-Pad-Kollection-Assorted-25861/dp/B002F9NCL8/ref=sr_1_37?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1302195883&sr=1-37

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  12. I LOVE this manicure!!! Could you please do a tutorial for it?? It's perfect for the spring, the colors, and it's just a really cool design! You totally need a tutorial for this one!

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  13. The blooms really *POP* against that Zoya blue...
    purrrty!

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  14. Amazing!!! I will copy for sure! I feel inspired by the brazilian beaches. Have you ever been here? So, come on!!!

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  15. oops, forgot to add...I find nature inspiring!

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  16. This was so awesome I did a tutorial on it on my blog :) http://cheriebeautyblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/spring-flower-nails.html

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  17. just wanted to let you know that this website (not the tumblr-er, because they don't know better), but ifstylecouldkill.com, is apparently stealing your images and cutting off your watermark and putting on their own. i know your art and this is not theirs.

    http://pbk-sammitch.tumblr.com/post/4514677835/genius

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  18. LOVE THESE! They are so Hawaiian!!!

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  19. It is a beautiful design, the colors are just amazing, so beautiful.

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